When kids develop the healthy habits of taking care of their responsibilities, we cannot only relax a bit, but we see the positive consequences of effortless rewards flowing naturally and easily into their young lives.
Yet, many parents worry about growing trends of irresponsible behavior. Parents see their kids failing to take care of basic responsibilities. Their kids won’t pick up after themselves. They take their blessings for granted. They refuse to help out around the house.
Instead of becoming more responsible as they get older, many parents observe their kids becoming more dependent …rather than more independent.
Many parents describe their concerns like this:
Every day, I get up, work hard to take care of my kids, and show them what it means to be responsible. But they don’t seem to get it.
They are getting older… and yet, they are doing nothing to help out around the house.
I beg them. I plead with them. I argue and yell at them…and they still just sit there!
I’m afraid they are going to grow up expecting the world to give it all to them…it just doesn’t make sense. How can I teach them to become responsible?
You can get help here for these kinds of problems. If you are wondering about how to teach kids to become responsible, you will find specific tools in this section of the website.
You can read an extensive article on mistakes in teaching responsibility. You can also absorb powerful information on:
- Handling money
- Homework routines
- Messy rooms and taking care of their “stuff”
- Summertime habits
- Chores and responsibilities
- Responsibilities around the home
In each of these articles you will learn more about the principles behind Terrific Parenting, and how you can apply these ideas to transform your kids to take on their responsibilities naturally and easily… with little effort or angst on your part… and theirs!